Storytelling Fest Slated at Grand Vue

Photo Provided Reviewing the schedule for the Grand Vue Storytelling Festival set for Sept. 20 at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville are, from left, Ben Bolock, Grand Vue assistant general manager; Judi Tarowsky, festival chair; Joe Donohue, vice president of business development, Main Street Bank Moundsville office.

The West Virginia Storytelling Guild will present the Grand Vue Storytelling Festival from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville.

Sponsors for the festival are Main Street Bank and the Grand Vue Park Foundation. Admission to the festival is free.

Six professional storytellers, members of the guild, will present a variety of stories and tall tales to area students in grades second through eighth, and other guests. They will present stories that celebrate the Appalachian region and stories from other cultures. Those slated to perform are: David Brauer of Wexford, Pennsylvania; James Froemel of Morgantown; Jo Ann Dadisman of Independence; Rich Knoblich of Wheeling; Mike Kubisek of Lottridge, Ohio; and Judi Tarowsky of St. Clairsville. Andrea Keller of the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Site also will present legends and lore.

Response from area schools has been very strong and seating is now limited. Homeschool students are encouraged to attend. Call Grand Vue Park at 304-845-9810 to inquire about the festival.

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